Saturday, March 26, 2011

Bolivia Leasing the Rain 2002

This is actually a pretty good piece by PBS Frontline on Bolivia's people struggles against their government's intention to lease rain water in 2002.

Privatization sparks a deadly protest in the town of Cochabamba when the Bolivian government sells off its water system to a private, multi-national consortium Aguas del Tunari. New Yorker writer William Finnegan travels to Cochabamba to learn why people took to the streets and what happens next. read more

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